I am honored to serve you and delighted to share that we are expanding our membership throughout Florida. We have amazing opportunities available that will help to elevate our organization's mission. Please consider joining our committees as we work to build pathways to leadership, and advance educational equity for all of our students, with a special emphasis on our Hispanic/Latino youth.
We look forward to providing more networking events, professional development, mentoring, and author book chats. As well as; providing opportunities for our members to share successes, and best practices that have been effective in meeting the needs of the school communities that they serve.
Gracias to our partners and sponsors for their generous support of our organization's vision and mission. We also appreciate the heartfelt commitment of our members, as we continue to collaborate to help transform educational institutions.
May you enjoy this holiday season with your loved ones.
Con mucho cariño,
We thank the following leaders for facilitating the various committees available. Please email us if you are interested in helping at Floridaalas@gmail.com.
Araseli Martinez-Peña: Hillsborough County
Laura Rounds: Osceola County
Patricia Bolinger: Broward County
Ele-Valencia Knight: Palm Beach County
Dr. Garcia was the Co-Founder of the Hispanic Education Coalition of Palm Beach County, and served as the Chair of the organization for more than 12 years. He was an incredible advocate and community leader who leaves a legacy of commitment to educational equity for all students.
The Joaquin Garcia Scholarship Fund has been created and will be awarded annually to a deserving high school senior of Hispanic heritage. Please consider donating in lieu of flowers.
Let's B Social at the B Ocean Resort
Join us Dec. 14th
We look forward to having our FL-ALAS familia come together for our Holiday Network Mixer on December 14th from 6:00-800 pm. Happy hour will begin at 5:30 pm.
Join us to network, enjoy free appetizers, music, and hear from our Keynote Speaker, Interim Superintendent Dr. Vickie L. Cartwright from Broward County Public Schools.
Members will enjoy 2 free drinks upon arriving.
National ALAS Linking Latina Leaders Network
Wednesday, December 15th 6:30-8:00 pm EST
You do not want to miss this one! There are only 150 virtual spaces available, so register now to attend.
FL-ALAS S.O.L. Mentoring Program
Supporting Our Leaders
We invite you to complete the survey by December 22nd if you have paid your dues and are interested.
For additional information, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Join us each Monday from 6:30-8:00 pm EST for a weekly Book Chat via Zoom.
- Dec 13, 2021 Facilitated by Illinois ALAS President Dr. Liz Alvarez
- Dec 20, 2021 Facilitated by FL-ALAS President Patricia Trejo
- Jan 10, 2022 Facilitated by ALAS Executive Director Dr. Maria Armstrong
- Jan 17, 2022 Facilitated by Georgia-ALAS President Dr. Nury Crawford
- Jan 24, 2022 Facilitated by Author Prisca Dorcas Mojica Rodriguez
3rd Annual ALAS Education Conclave
Historically Marginalized: No Mas!
FL-ALAS Virtual Professional Development
Be the Spark: Nurturing Student Inspiration
We look forward to collaborating with our sponsor Harmony SEL, and Inspire Teaching and Learning to provide a free virtual professional development regarding Social Emotional Learning. More information will be forthcoming.
Please save the following date and time.
January 13, 2022
5:30 pm-7:00 pm ET
ALAS Executive Director
Dr. Maria Armstrong
Preschool Development Grant
Florida Preschool Development Grant Provides Free Resources to Families
PAEC has awarded a grant to Footsteps2Brilliance to provide a FREE bilingual early learning, digital solution for children birth to 5 years old. The grant will pay the cost of the family licenses and the professional services that Footsteps2Brilliance will provide, including bilingual family support resources.
The grant has identified eligible families as those that meet at least one of these criteria: Migrants, EL students, rural families, low income, homeless and special needs children. PAEC and Footsteps2Brilliance are reaching out to school districts and agencies statewide to assist them in identifying eligible families and to help them get started with the program.
Please consider having your organization take advantage of this unique opportunity at NO COST to make this mobile literacy app available to the families you serve. To get started, contact Mona Ramirez, PAEC Grant Manager, email@example.com or Lois Page, Director of Strategic Partnerships, Lois@footsteps2brilliance.com.*
**The project described was supported by the Preschool Development Grant Birth through Five Initiative (PDG B-5) Grant Number 90TP0068-02-00 from the Office of Child Care, Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the Office of Child Care, The Administration for Children and Families, or the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. 100% of costs are financed with Federal funds.**